7 Best Playoff Goals In Minnesota Wild History

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5. Brian Rolston – 2007 WCQF Game 4

Before we get to the goal, this one needs a little bit of back story. Down 3-0 against the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, the Wild had quite the hill to climb if they wanted to get past round one. The Ducks, led by the likes of Chris Pronger, came to Xcel Energy Center looking to close out the series behind enemy lines.

How were they going to do it?

Take a gander at the video below and answer for yourself.

Following that sucker punch by Brad May on Kim Johnsson, Minnesota Wild fans began imploring coach Jacques Lemaire to send Derek Boogaard onto the ice for a little redemption, or at least to send the Ducks a message that the series wasn’t over. Lemaire obliged and Boogaard took a quick lap to a standing ovation.

Rest in peace, Boogie Man. This will always be one of our favorite moments of your career.

Now for the goal. Brian Rolston grabs the puck and streaks down the ice, drops it for Pavol Demitra (RIP as well), and he slides it back for Rolston for the pretty tap-in goal.

If you didn’t notice the first time around, look at who is in net for the Ducks.

Yep, “Mr. Universh” himself, Ilya Bryzgalov.